Wedding rings are an age-old symbol of commitment and marriage. But, for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, regularly works with machinery, or finds their hands navigating tight spaces, these little metal bands can pose serious danger. The solution? A silicone wedding ring or silicone wedding band.
Wedding rings pose an inherent danger. If you injure yourself and your finger is sliced or swelling, a ring can be torture to remove. Then there’s also the horrifying fact that if you slip and the ring accidentally catches on something — wooden framing, or say, a rock face — you could lose most of your skin. Why? Simple physics: your body is still moving but your ring isn’t. This is called “degloving”— and it’s as disgusting as it sounds. Just ask Jimmy Fallon, who, in 2015, tripped on a rug and caught his wedding ring on the kitchen counter. He was only able to save his finger with emergency microsurgery.
Now, you can certainly just leave your jewelry at home. But silicone wedding bands for men are a way of being cautious while still telling the world they’re taken. The non-metal bands — which are very affordable and often come in packs of three — are made from synthetic polymer flexible enough to be removed easily if there’s swelling. They also snap under stress to help save your finger from a gruesome fate, while still remaining comfortable. Much like standard wedding rings, silicone wedding rings come in a variety of patterns and styles. Here are the best silicone wedding rings we’ve found.
Inspired by the mythical creature that roams the Himalayan Mountains, this ring is a light blue-gray color and has a slight metallic sheen. It also has small channels on the inside to ensure that your ring finger breathes and stays dry.
When you need backups, get this set of three silicone rubber wedding bands. The color combos add a nice touch of variety, particularly the gray that's offset by the orange.
QALO makes a variety of no-nonsense rings that don’t shine or otherwise stand out.
This understated silver silicone wedding band is both hypoallergenic and flexible. For the price, you really cannot go wrong.
This wedding ring is made from medical-grade, hypoallergenic silicone. The selling points here are the price, the pattern, and the camo print that's wraparound.
Want a more traditional looking ring? Saferingz offers a variety of classic silicone rings in colors that better resemble standard wedding bands. The gunmetal collection rings especially have a slight sheen to them.
These silicone wedding bands are extra-comfortable because they're made from micro-blasted moulds; the smooth inner surface doesn't trap moisture, which is a bonus.
Otago's rings are made of food-grade silicone, available in sizes 7-14, and come in a wide variety of colors. They also ship in packs of eight so if variety in finger-ware is what you're after, they're a solid choice.
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